Being one of those folks who previously posted about the undue need for a life's dissertation in a macro dump, I understand that there are needs for macro use. The point that most were making was the fact that
1) Many new users simply start using the canned macros without any thought as to the usefulness of them for their needs
2) Many users think that it is ok to have a 5 to 10 minute transmit time packed into a single macro. They start out with the typical shack inventory followed by a list of life's experiences and the resultant medical conditions, etc. Usually those types have way too much info in a single macro where it would be much better to have single thought/topic coverage in a single macro rather than a long winded one. And not to sound callous as no medical issue is unimportant but I really don't find discussing someone's medical issues very entertaining. I have my own and do not discuss them on the air. I tend to lump that in with politics and religion and avoid the topics all together on the air.
If you find that you need to have less macros and make them longer, do the receiver a favor and start out the macro with "I have such and such diability and need to have a long macro.....". This way the receiving station will know that is the reason why rather than just do a power dump on them. Doing it the polite way will probably make the long macro a non-issue to many that would have some problems otherwise. I know I would be more tolerant than I might be otherwise.
Good Luck and maybe I'll see you on the waterfall. Just let's not discuss our medical stuff